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Gang Task Force arrests 2 for shooting that killed innocent woman (Columbia, SC): Columbia Police have arrested two confirmed gang members for a homicide in October on Bratton Street. Police say Charlie Kennedy III and Jashawn Livingston are charged with murder in the shooting that killed 32-year-old Astrid Haynes. Columbia Police Chief Michael Holbrook said both Kennedy and Livingston are validated gang members.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: November 20, 2014

Chester leaders say community waking up to gang problem (Chester, SC): Next Monday, Chester City Council will get together for the first time at a place other than a hospital or a funeral home, since the murder of one of their own.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: November 20, 2014

Chester leaders urge action to curb gang violence (Chester, SC): Deputies charged a fifth man Wednesday in connection with the drive-by shooting of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams, saying the arrest likely wraps up the case that has shaken Chester to its core as police and the community push back against gang threats and violence.
Source: The Herald    Date: November 19, 2014

Gang activity has residents concerned for public safety (Chester County, SC): Usually when residents describe Chester, they say it's a wonderful community. Recently though, the situation has changed. Many people are living in fear as gang violence takes a hold of their community. "It puts a lot of fear in your heart to be out here. you're not really safe," said Marcelle Canty.
Source: WBTV 3 News     Date: November 15, 2014

Columbia has three known gangs (Columbia, SC): Investigator Kelvin Griffin, with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Unit, gave a presentation to residents at the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meeting Thursday, November 6.
Source: Columbia Star    Date: November 14, 2014

Two "NY Bloods" gang members arrested in Marion County (Marion County, SC): Two men were arrested Wednesday by US Marshals and the Marion County Sheriff's Office for a gang takedown involving a Brooklyn, NY set of Bloods street gang members, according to a news release.
Source: WMBF News     Date: November 12, 2014

‘A sad, sad day in Chester’ as city mourns slain councilman (Chester, SC): The violence that has rocked Chester for years exploded again Tuesday night when Chester City Councilman Odell Williams was killed in a drive-by shooting that police say might have been gang-related.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: November 5, 2014

Sources: SC Juvenile Justice Agency “Infested With Gangs” (Columbia, SC): Another agency in S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley‘s cabinet appears headed for a major scandal … According to multiple sources at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ), the agency is “infested with gangs” – and not just the youthful offenders it is charged with rehabilitating.
Source: FITSNews    Date: October 29, 2014

FBI busts dogfighting ring with Columbia Blood gang ties (Gaston, SC): Secret court-approved wiretaps on alleged Columbia cocaine dealers’ cellphones prompted FBI agents to bust a large Lexington County facility used for training pit bulls to fight, authorities said Friday.
Source: The State    Date: October 24, 2014

Drones, SWAT surround Summerville game after gang threats (Summerville, SC): Drones, metal detectors, and a SWAT presence were just a few of the security measures taken Friday night at Summerville's Homecoming game after threats of gang violence.
Source: WCIV 4 News    Date: October 24, 2014

Police: Lake City attempted murder believed to be gang-related (Lake City, SC): A Scranton man accused of attempted murder has a criminal history, according to police records. Luther Fludd, 20, was charged with two counts of attempted murder October 21, Lake City Police Captain Kelly said. The charges stem from two separate incidents happening in May and August.
Source: WMBF News    Date: October 23, 2014

Judge on gang kidnapping case: ‘Not your typical false statement case’ (Columbia, SC): A Columbia woman connected with the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father was sentenced Thursday morning in federal court after she pleaded guilty for making a false statement to federal agents.
Source: The State    Date: October 23, 2014

Report: Alleged Rock Hill gang leader arrested after lying to police (Rock Hill, SC): The leader of an alleged Rock Hill gang was arrested again Monday, this time for lying to police and driving under suspension while on probation, according to a Rock Hill Police report.
Source: The State    Date: October 7, 2014

Three surrender in connection to Colleton Co. gang-related shooting (Walterboro, SC): Investigators with the Colleton County Sheriff's Office say three people have surrendered to authorities in connection to an early-morning gang-related shooting on Sunday that left one man dead and six others wounded.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: October 3, 2014

Sheriff: 5 arrestees assumed juvenile was rival gang member, severely beat him near RNE High (Richland County, SC): Four men and one juvenile are facing serious charges after sending a boy to the hospital because they believed the clothes he was wearing indicated he was a member of a rival gang, according to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. The alleged assault happened very close to Richland Northeast High School.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: October 3, 2014

Police issue warrants in connection with gang related Walterboro shooting (Walterboro, SC): Detectives have spent the past few days vigorously following leads, processing evidence, and interviewing individuals in regards to the shooting on Sandy Dam Lane. Based on the information that has been gathered, Investigators have confirmed that the shooting was gang related.
Source: WCBD 2 News    Date: October 2, 2014

Deputies: Sunday morning Colleton County shooting gang-related (Walterboro, SC): Colleton County deputies say an early-morning shooting on Sunday that left one man dead and six others wounded was gang-related.
Source: WMBF News    Date: September 28, 2014

Orangeburg Hosts Annual Gang Conference (Orangeburg, SC): Law enforcement members throughout the state are trying to put a stop to gang crimes during a two-day conference in Orangeburg.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: September 15, 2014

8 arrested after fights at South Pointe High School believed to be gang related (Rock Hill, SC): Several South Pointe High students were arrested after the teens, believed to be members of the Weezy Glo and Gangster Disciples gangs, fought Friday at the school, police say.
Source: The Herald    Date: September 15, 2014

Targeting gang tags: MB considers new graffiti ordinance (Myrtle Beach, SC): Lawmakers are considering new ways to clear the city of graffiti, targeting gang-related tags. During Tuesday's Myrtle Beach City Council Workshop, members of the council discussed amending a current ordinance to allow the city to take immediate action to clear graffiti.
Source: WMBF News    Date: September 9, 2014

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